Michael Lee Johnson | MOON poems

Full moon over ocean

Children in the Sky (V2)

There is a full moon,
distant in this sky tonight,

Gray planets planted
on an aging, white face.

Children, living and dead,
love the moon with small hearts.

Those in heaven already take gold thread,
drop the moon down for us all to see.

Those alive with us, look out their
bedroom windows tonight,
we smile, then prayers, then sleep.


Moon Sleep (V4)

I stick
my hand
out toward
the sea,
roll out my palm.
I offer a plank,
a trail for you to follow
into the salty stars,
where you stretch out
and give your heart
to this final moment
of the glass night sky;
draw me in—
sketch my face
on the edge
of a wave—
over ages of celestial
moon sleep and dust.

Michael Lee Johnson lived 10 years in Canada during the Vietnam era. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. Published in more than 989 publications, his poems have appeared in 33 countries. He also edits and publishes 10 different poetry sites, has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes for poetry in 2015 and twice for Best of the Net 2016 and 2017. He also has 134 poetry videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videos. He is the editor-in-chief of the anthology, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Hazeand of a second poetry anthology, Dandelion in a Vase of Roses. 


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2 Responses to Michael Lee Johnson | MOON poems

  1. Sofia Kioroglou October 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

    Two amazing poems! Well-done, Michael!

  2. Linda Imbler October 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Such beautiful writing.

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